Sports Roundup: New Britain boys basketball uses quick start to beat Newington

Published on Monday, 8 January 2018 22:48
Written by Shelby Iava and Dan Orencole

@shelbyiavaNB @OrencoleDan

NEWINGTON - The Newington boys basketball team jumped out with an early 5-0 lead in the first quarter, leading the Hurricanes to their 65-50 win over Newington Monday night.

The Hurricanes were led byIsaiah Jenkins who scored 12 points total including shooting 3-for-4 at the foul line during the last two minutes of the game. Teammates Thameen Dupree and Jafari Newman also added to the score with 11 points each.

New Britain was up 31-25 by halftime and never looked back scoring 14 points in the third quarter and 20 in the fourth to finish it off.

Newington was led by James Holley who added 13 points for the Indians, as well as Mason Romano and JP deCastro who both added nine.

Both teams will play on Thursday. The Indians will play Northwest Catholic at 6:45 p.m. and New Britain will travel to Farmington also for 6:45 p.m.

Goodwin Tech 51, Innovation 35: Goodwin Tech boys basketball cruised to a win over Innovation with four consistent quarters of basketball.

The Gladiators scored in double digits in each quarter of play and were led in the contest by Luis Aguiar and Francisco Santiago.

Aguiar had 20 points in the game to go with 10 rebounds, two assists and a pair of blocks.

Santiago scored 18 points in the game.

Tommy Hughes added five assists for Goodwin Tech.

With the win the Gladiators remain undefeated at 5-0 and will host Vinal Tech tonight at home.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hall 63, Southington 51: After a strong first quarter, the Blue Knights outscored Hall by one (15-14). But in the second quarter Warriors jumped out with a nine point lead, a lead they would not relinquish throughout the rest of the game.

Southington battled in the third quarter tying its opponent 12-12, but in the end Hall outscored the Blue Knights 16-14 for the win. Southington will play Conard today at home at 6:45 p.m.

Aerospace 32, Innovation 23: The Ravens fell 32-23 Monday evening to AAE. Innovation was outscored 13-7 in the first half and was unable to recover. The Ravens were led by Christina Nazario-fernandez who scored a team high of nine points on the evening while teammate’s Balie Nardi and Kelsey Walicki each scored four.

The Ravens managed to outscore AAE 12-11 in the final quarter but it wouldn’t be enough. Innovation will play again today at home against MLC at 6:00 p.m.

Weaver 56, Newington 48: The Newington girls basketball fell to Weaver 56-48 on Saturday. The Indians had a one point advantage going into the second quarter but were then outscored 16-12, going into the half 30-27, Weaver.

Ashanti Frazier led the Indians with 14 points on Saturday, while teammate Abygale Flores had ten.

The Indians outscored the Beavers 13-11 in the third quarter but it wouldn’t be enough as Newington was outscored 15-8 in the final stanza.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Goodwin Tech, Innovation, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Monday, 8 January 2018 22:48. Updated: Monday, 8 January 2018 22:50.